Investing a little money into good quality sunglasses has results that are two fold. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly to an avid angler, it gives you a real advantage on the bank. No matter the cloud cover, if there is light hitting the water there will be a reflection. In high sunlight, this reflection appears as a glare, and makes spotting the movement of dark carp in murky waters – already a difficult challenge – impossible. Although a stylish baseball cap (which can be found in our collection of angling clothing) can go someway to remedying this problem, sunglasses are the only real solution if you want to truly be able to see further under the surface of the water.
All of the sunglasses in our range have been produced with anglers in mind, and as such they are finely tuned to aid the angler to see deeper under the water. In this sense, a good quality pair of fishing sunglasses can do the world of good to increasing your catch rate, as it means you can really pinpoint your target.
However, choosing the right fishing sunglasses is about so much more than performance – it’s also about your own personal protection. Spending hour after hour in the sun is undoubtedly one of the core pleasures of angling, but at the same time has the potential to do real damage to your eyes. As such, you need to invest in sunglasses that not only assist with your enjoyment in general, but also look after your health.
The same sharp glare that disrupts your visibility also bounces harmful UVA and UVB rays into your eyes. Ultra-violet rays are present in all light, but when concentrated in these glares they can do very real damage. UVB are the rays most people are aware of, as they cause the surface damage to the skin that we see as a burn. Not many people know that your eyes can burn too – and the more sensitive your skin is the more sensitive your eyes are. Obviously it’s impossible to use sun cream on your eyes, so good quality sunglasses that promise to block UVB are the only way to go.
UVA rays are less widely known, but they are the ones that do the lasting damage. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and change the structure of the cells. This effect is seen overtime in liverspots, discolouration, and other things usually associated with the aging process. If the sun is having that effect on your skin, you can imagine the kind of effect it has on your eyes. The importance of blocking out reflective glare and generally improving visibility cannot be overstated, as it really does wonders for the health of your eyes. As such, there’s really no sense in taking any chances on products you cannot wholly trust.
The expert team here at Angling Direct has worked long and hard to put together an industry-leading collection of sunglasses from the biggest brands in the business, with every last pair having been checked and vetted for quality and performance. Our extensive range covers all bases across the board, from entry-level budget buys right through to premium professional products. All the top names in the business are here, including the likes of Fortis Eyewear, Eyelevel, and Costa Del Mar – all sports sunglasses specialists. Each product comes with an extensive warranty from the manufacturer and our own stamp of approval – it’s simply a case of finding the style and specification that suit you best!
Gone are the days when wrap-around sunglasses were the only option available with a sports lens, and fashionable aviator and bay frames now come with the same outstanding lenses as their traditional counterparts. With sunglasses from Angling Direct you can look stylist on the bank, whilst simultaneously protecting your eyes and spotting your next great catch.
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